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IMO its an E

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Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:27 pm
E wins.

In little more than a decade, Argentina has become the world's leading exporter of honey, with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going to the United States.

(A) with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going
(B) with the sale of nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it that goes
(C) with the sale to foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it going
(D) selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it goes
(E) selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, with almost half going

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The sentence is grammatically incorrect. So (A) is ruled out.
(B) numbers mismatch
(C) numbers mismatch
(D) numbers mismatch
(E) correct

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Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:33 am
Confused b\w D and E
But I will choose D
Couple of reasons for rejecting E or for say D
1)In E With should have a Noun coming with it ..Don't see anyn So here D has an advantage
2)Somebody told me a year back that if you have two commas in a single sentence and if you remove both the commas and the clause b\w those commas then also the sentence should make sense.So if we just ignore "selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets" and then try to read the sentence then E wins for me.

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Wed May 16, 2012 10:33 am
+1 for E

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Wed May 16, 2012 11:28 am
IMO: E

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Thu May 17, 2012 12:15 am
Don't see why (D) is wrong.

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The way I look at this question was when I first read the sentence before the underline, I asked myself what lead to Argentina to become the leading exporter of honey. This allowed me to eliminate A B C.

Now you are left with two splits: the use of with or and
D) using AND this is a parallelism marker no parallelism exist. Another point is that by using AND you are implying that the weight on "selling" and "half of it" is equal weight when this is not true..Selling is the action and the almost " half of it" represents what was sold - it is essentially part of the selling and this use does not correctly modify the selling.

E) with modifies what was sold "selling" and explains it correctly.

Hope this helps

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